Thursday, August 29, 2013

Shipping Kills You

Chris Norstrom designed a nice, big paper calendar with a to-do list format. Then, he wrote about all of the perils and pitfalls of shipping a real-world product. If you're thinking about selling [your product here] online, you should read his post. Key takeaways: sell the product before you spend on stuff, spend a lot of effort thinking about shipping costs & pricing, Etsy & your own e-commerce site are the best places to sell things.

(via The Browser)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Links for Later 8-24-13

  1. Edward Snowden appears to have been an unusually competent NSA techie. No one is quite sure what he took.
  2. Andrew Bacevich understands the network vs. hierarchy tension underlying how people see the Manning & Snowden leaks.
  3. The innocent have nothing to fear.
  4. Obama  vs. Snowden
  5. Bradley Manning is now Chelsea Manning, following delivery of a 35 year sentence. News outlets having trouble changing pronouns.
  6. Government, the Internet, and Manning.

Monday, August 12, 2013

What the Amygdala Really Does

Maggie Koerth-Baker and Paul Whalen dispel some of the neurobabble and neo-phrenology around the amygdala, everyone's favorite almond shaped nucleus. Even though it reacts to fear, it's not just a "fear center"; it's important in attention, learning and memory, as are the rest of the basal ganglia.